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HostsMan 4.7.105

Post by rloureiro » Fri Feb 17, 2012 2:19 pm

HostsMan is a freeware hosts file manager and editor.

Features
Built-in hosts file updater
Enable/Disable hosts file
Built-in hosts editor
Hosts file backup manager
Exclusion list
...

Requirements
Windows XP SP2, Server 2003 SP1, Vista, Server 2008, 7, Server 2008 R2, 8, Server 2012, 10

What's new since 4.6.103?
- added: Update Manager dialog now has the option to open local update source files in editor;
- added: "Dan Pollock's hosts file" source;
- changed: more information is displayed when hosts file is in use by other applications (Vista and later);
- changed: updated URLs for "Peter Lowe's AdServers List" and "Malware Domain List" sources;
- fixed: control of DNS Client service is broken;
- fixed: "Export Hosts" always exports to zip file under Vista and later;
- fixed: minor bugs.

What's new since 4.5.102?
- added: more settings to update sources;
- added: Backup Manager is now accessible from HostsMan Editor (cannot restore backups);
- changed: improved compatibility with Windows 10;
- changed: minor UI improvements;
- fixed: access violation when deleting multiple sources in source manager;
- fixed: some dialogs in HostsMan Editor may not work under Windows Vista and later;
- fixed: minor bugs.

What's new since 4.4.101?
- added: import exclusion list by dropping file to the "Exclusion List" window;
- changed: Exclusion List window is now resizable;
- changed: "Import/Export..." menu item replaced with "Import Hosts..." and "Export Hosts..." items;
- changed: other minor UI improvements;
- fixed: minor bugs.

What's new since 4.3.100?
- added: support for high contrast themes;
- added: option to enable/disable automatic start for all users;
- added: support for multiple file selection to Backup Manager;
- changed: improved memory usage;
- changed: if built-in decompressor can't decompress a specific zip file, 7z.dll is used instead (if available);
- changed: improved exclusion list rule validation;
- fixed: minor bugs.

What's new since 4.3.99?
- fixed: regular expression rules in Exclusion List no longer work (broken in 4.3.99);
- fixed: minor bugs.

What's new since 4.3.98?
- changed: code refactoring;
- fixed: backup manager does not show backup files created in v3.2.73 and prior;
- fixed: possible access violation in the text file parser with files of certain sizes;
- fixed: import of compressed hosts files in "Import/Export" wizard is broken;
- fixed: index out of bounds error when trying to import from a compressed file that doesn't contain a hosts file;
- fixed: minor bugs.

What's new since 4.2.97?
- changed: improved compatibility with Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2;
- changed: improved custom exception handler;
- changed: minor UI tweaks;
- fixed: access violation when manually adding a source that already exists;
- fixed: crash or hang when loading PNG resources with certain system locales;
- fixed: minor bugs.

What's new since 4.1.96?
- added: 'Run as Administrator' button to main window when running in user mode;
- added: option to hide "Hosts Updater" panel in main window (a.k.a. compact mode);
- added: configurable global hotkeys (disabled by default);
- changed: non-admin accounts are now allowed to view updater source properties;
- changed: moved "DNS Client Service" panel from main window to its own dialog window;
- changed: other minor UI tweaks;
- fixed: local update sources are flagged as new by the updater even when they are not;
- fixed: custom exception handler does not work;
- fixed: minor bugs.

What's new since 4.0.95?
- added: update source manager allows custom hosts file name inside compressed files;
- added: multiple selection in Exclusion List and Update Source Manager;
- changed: Editor now allows file loading to be interrupted;
- changed: improved memory usage;
- changed: removed dependency on gdiplus.dll;
- changed: updated Editor's UI;
- changed: other minor UI tweaks;
- changed: replaced XML parser;
- fixed: file loading locks Editor's window until complete;
- fixed: preview in Backup Manager becomes unreliable when preview generation is interrupted;
- fixed: certain errors were not fixed during hosts file update;
- fixed: fails to load legacy exclusion list files;
- fixed: minor bugs.

What's new since 4.0.94 RC2?
- added: hide taskbar button when main window is minimized can now be disabled;
- added: read-only support for 7z files if 7-Zip (32-bit) is installed;
- changed: minor performance improvement;
- fixed: minor bugs.

What's new since 4.0.93 RC1?
- changed: small DPI scaling improvements;
- fixed: unexpected access violations on some systems;
- fixed: minor bugs.

What's new since 4.0.92 Beta12?
- changed: display more information in Source Manager;
- changed: other minor improvements;
- fixed: HostsMan may not detect new updates in local sources;
- fixed: menu "File" > "Save" and save button do not show save file dialog for a new hosts;
- fixed: access violation in editor when adding new entries to a new hosts;
- fixed: minor bugs.

What's new since 4.0.91 Beta11?
- added: workaround for issue specific to Windows Vista that prevents HostsMan from starting;
- added: read support for 7-Zip archives (32-bit 7z.dll is required);
- added: display warning when using some update features with DNS Client service enabled;
- added: information about DNS Client service to the documentation;
- changed: removed option to encrypt exported file in "Import/Export" wizard;
- changed: improved DPI scaling;
- changed: minor UI tweaks;
- changed: improved error handling when downloading updates;
- changed: "Notepad" as the optional hosts file editor replaced with "Default text editor";
- changed: improved installer's upgrade method;
- fixed: several minor bugs.

What's new since 4.0.90 Beta10?
- added: menu item to remove empty lines in HostsMan Editor;
- changed: improved troubleshooting and bug reporting;
- changed: improved update source management;
- fixed: empty lines may be added to the hosts file when deleting duplicates;
- fixed: potential access violation when adding a regular expression rule in an empty exclusion list;
- fixed: several minor bugs.

What's new since 4.0.88 Beta9?
- added: detection of common issues in "Troubleshooting Information";
- changed: main window redesigned;
- changed: more code refactoring and UI tweaks;
- changed: improved DPI scaling;
- fixed: the installation of an update may fail if the corresponding cached file is not available;
- fixed: minor bugs.

What's new since 4.0.87 Beta8?
- added: option to clear cache;
- added: menu item to open hosts folder in Total Commander;
- changed: minor UI tweaks;
- fixed: fails to update hosts file with read-only attribute;
- fixed: internal DNS resolver does not work after a first successful resolution.

What's new since 4.0.86 Beta7?
- changed: improved support for multiple monitors;
- changed: improved support for Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012;
- fixed: overwrite mode does not work;
- fixed: minor bugs.

What's new since 4.0.85 Beta6?
- added: Auto-Update is available again (admin privileges still required);
- changed: wildcard matching in Exclusion List;
- changed: more code refactoring;
- changed: several UI tweaks;
- fixed: updater keeps reporting a new local update is available;
- fixed: some dialogs fail to show with classic theme;
- fixed: AV when deleting comments in HostsMan Editor;
- fixed: sorting in Backup Manager;
- fixed: minor bugs.

What's new since 4.0.84 Beta5?
- added: "Malware Domain List" update source;
- added: ability to change in which order updates are installed;
- added: IDN support;
- changed: more code refactoring and small UI tweaks;
- changed: error detection improved;
- changed: minor improvements when changing the DNS Client service startup type;
- fixed: scan report doesn't show errors;
- fixed: missing notification (tray) icon on some systems;
- fixed: minor bugs.

What's new since 4.0.83 Beta4?
- changed: minor UI tweaks;
- fixed: application cannot be launched without a debug library;
- fixed: cannot control DNS Client service status.

What's new since 4.0.82 Beta3?
- changed: improved performance when rearranging hosts file content;
- changed: improved error handling when checking for hosts file updates;
- changed: improved feedback when using import wizard;
- changed: more code refactoring;
- changed: minor accessibility improvements;
- changed: minor UI tweaks;
- fixed: minor bugs.

What's new since 4.0.81 Beta2?
- added: "Scan Hosts file" menu item is available again;
- changed: more code refactoring;
- changed: improved compatibility with Windows 8 and Windows Server "8"
- changed: minor UI tweaks;
- fixed: several import bugs;
- fixed: "argument out of range" in systems that do not support IPv6;
- fixed: minor bugs.

What's new since 4.0.80 Beta1?
- added: built-in hosts file optimization;
- changed: more code refactoring;
- changed: improved validation of IP addresses and host names;
- changed: minor UI improvements;
- changed: removed HostsOptimizer;
- fixed: changes made by "Mark update as not installed" and "Mark all updates as not installed" are not saved to disk;
- fixed: download progress is not reported correctly;
- fixed: restoration of update information fails to erase previous information;
- fixed: minor bugs.

What's new since 3.2.73?
- changed: Windows versions prior to XP SP2 no longer supported;
- added: HTTPS support;
- added: option to automatically flush DNS cache when hosts file is imported, updated or a backup is restored (only if DNS Client service is running);
- added: "Cameleon" update source;
- added: ability to import and export list of update sources;
- changed: major code refactoring;
- changed: hosts file updater rewritten;
- changed: removed AutoUpdate;
- changed: backups created by Backup Manager are now compressed and include updater information;
- changed: removed ability to create encrypted backups;
- changed: improved unicode support;
- changed: removed "ZipDll.dll" and "UnzDll.Dll" libraries;
- changed: updated URLs for "MVPS Hosts" and all "hpHosts" sources;
- changed: improved "Find Duplicates" algorithm;
- changed: removed HostsServer (it's now a separate product);
- changed: updated HostsOptimizer to version 0.5;
- changed: minor UI improvements done;
- fixed: several bugs and memory leaks.

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